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|Election Date||Voter Registration||Vote-by-Mail|
Including Vote-by-Mail Ballots
|November 8, 2016, General Election
7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
|Online or Postmark by
October 24, 2016
|Must arrive by
November 1, 2016
|Personally delivered ballots: Must be delivered
by close of polls on November 8, 2016;
Mailed ballots: Must be postmarked on or before
November 8, 2016, and received by your county
elections office no later than November 11, 2016.
The Elections Division oversees all federal and state elections within California. In every statewide election, California prepares voter information pamphlets in ten languages — English, Spanish, Chinese, Hindi, Japanese, Khmer, Korean, Tagalog, Thai and Vietnamese — for nearly 16 million registered voters. As the chief elections officer for the largest state in the nation, the California Secretary of State tests and certifies all voting equipment for security, accuracy, reliability and accessibility in order to ensure that every vote is counted as it was cast. The Secretary also ensures election laws and campaign disclosure requirements are enforced, maintains a statewide database of all registered voters, certifies the official lists of candidates for elections, tracks and certifies ballot initiatives, compiles election returns and certifies election results, educates California citizens about their voting rights, and promotes voter registration and participation.
1500 11th Street, 5th Floor
Sacramento CA 95814
Phone: (916) 657-2166
Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
(excluding state holidays)